The chief of head department of economy Zakarpatye YEAH, the former mayor of Uzhgorod Victor Pogorelov retired. It is the first loud resignation in the region since appointment as Alexander Ledida's governor.
About it in a conference - a hall of Uzhgorod hotel "Ungvarsky" I took place a press - conference. As Victor Vladimirovich told journalists, he will essentially not do any loud statements. "I don't want to give a reason to excess conversations. No remarks to me existed: on the contrary, thanks to active cooperation with the government for the last months we could improve our indicators significantly. There are questions to a strange position of the local management, but I wouldn't like to submit it for general discussion is has to decide in Ledida's team. I leave the post with feeling of the fulfilled duty. If half a year ago the area was on the 19th place, now we came to the 9th place", - already former chief economist of edge told.
We will remind, in 2002-2006g.g. Pogorelov was the mayor of Uzhgorod, having lost on the last elections of that time to "the orange commander" Sergey Ratushnyak. He was Ratushnyak's chief critic the last 4 years and therefore not unreasonably was considered as the main applicant from the present power for a position of the mayor of Uzhgorod.
The candidate of sociological sciences, the head "Carpathian fund the polingovykh of researches" Fedor Shandor commented on this resignation in a context of autumn elections:
"Resignation became surprise. After all since 2004 Pogorelov was in a close sheaf with Yanukovych's team, and it was considered as the candidate for a post of the mayor who could win against Ratushnyak. I think, exactly here it is necessary to look for an explanation of resignation of Pogorelov. The acting mayor Ratushnyak lately adjusted close cooperation with Ledida's governor. Therefore in a city political party hearings actively walked that Ratushnyak tried to agree with Party of Regions about the help on the following elections of the mayor. Way one - promotion from regionals of the technical candidate who would delay voices of protest electorate concerning the mayor, thus without posing serious threat for Ratushnyak.That circumstance that Pogorelov decided to leave without scandal, testifies that he doesn't wish to break off those communications which it has in Kiev on Bank.
Pogorelov's resignation actually confirmed that Ledida chose a way of cooperation with Ratushnyak and refused proposing the candidate who could be overcome with the acting mayor from Party of Regions. It is necessary to wait only to learn: who becomes Ratushnyak's technical candidate from local regionals".